Blue Moon in Qatar skies next Wednesday

28 January, 2018, 00:45 | Author: Marie Harrington
  • Blue Moon to appear over Qatar sky on January 31

This event that has at least 3 astronomical events all rolled into one, can be a little confusing.

On the night of January 31, it doesn't matter what you're doing-you owe it to yourself to gaze at the sky.

This is the second supermoon to light up the sky this January.

On top of it all, the January 31 full moon is also a considered a blue moon.

The moon enters the dark umbra portion of the Earth's shadow, but it is very low in the sky. A supermoon takes place when the sun, moon, and Earth all align during the moon's closest pass-that is, when the moon's perigee occurs during a full or new moon. Since the moon's orbit is slightly elongated, its distance from the Earth changes by about 10 percent. The first, and was the biggest Americans will see year.

To see this happening, step outside at around 5:30 Eastern Time on the 31st of January, 2018. The moon tends to appear larger to the human eye at this point, although no one really knows why.

Despite the name, blue moons aren't actually blue but white.

The full moon this coming Wednesday is considered a blue moon because it will be the second full moon in the same month, which typically only happens once a year. He says that it's important to keep in mind that the moon is a moving object: "It's a balancing act between trying to get the right exposure and realizing that the shutter speed typically needs to be a lot faster".

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The second definition of a blue moon states it's the third moon in a season in which there are four moons, which happens about every 2.7 years. This year, however, we'll be spoiled.

Imposing, handsome and unique in concept, the 30-storey aluminium and glass building which houses Yayasan Sabah Group Headquarters, the Menara Tun Mustapha in Likas, will be one of the locations in the country to observe the total lunar eclipse on 31 January.

And the "blood moon" business?

A series of blood moons in 2014 and 2015 caused some religious leaders to predict the end of the world was nigh.

Stages of the super blue blood moon, as depicted by NASA.

"The sun, Earth and moon line up so perfectly that the Earth's shadow blocks the sun", Noble said. The effect of the total lunar eclipse begins in Kearney at 4:51 a.m. when the penumbra, the edge of the Earth's shadow, touches the moon. The light of all the sunsets and sunrises occurring simultaneously is reflected off the moon, making it seem red. "For those in the Middle East, Asia, eastern Russia, Australia and New Zealand, the "super blue blood moon" can be seen during moonrise in the morning on the 31st". Lunar eclipses are fun because you can look straight at them, but blood? "For this eclipse, much of the US will be racing against sunrise".

The farther west you live, the higher the moon will be and the more of the eclipse you'll catch.


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